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Here is where we will be out and about at Shows, Talks and Workshops in the year ahead.

The talks are booked by specific groups but you don't need to be a member to attend, as visitors are always welcome for a small contribution. Please contact us by phone or email if you would like to book us or if you need any more details. A description of all the talks we offer are here.

8 Sep 2018: World Textile Day East
Show
Mundford Village Hall, near Swaffham, Norfolk
Sat 8 Sep 2018, 10am to 4.30pm

Back to Norfolk for our annual visit to Norfolk and some bird watching on the way there and back! The theme for all this year's World Textile Days is: "WORKING TOGETHER" and we'll reflect this in our exhibition and the main talk of the day

The morning talk is at 11am and this year we have two very special guest speakers. Sue and David Richardson are experts in Indonesian textiles and every year they lead tours around the islands of Nusa Tenggera. They will be talking about the ikat textiles of Sumba (very dear to my heart!) and how they are made as a co-operative venture.

In the afternoon at 2pm, one of the traders will give a talk on "One of our favourite textiles" and then there will be time for you to bring along one of your favourite textiles and talk about it.

The day is FREE and the tickets for either the afternoon or the morning session cost just £3 each.

There is plenty of free parking right outside the hall. Teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes will be available and there is plenty of space to catch up with your textile loving friends.

More info about all our World Textile Days can be found here

10 Sep 2018: Westbury Park Quilters
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Badminton School, Westbury on Trym, Bristol, BS9 3BA
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 7.30

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

29 Sep 2018: World Textile Day North
Show
Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 10am to 4.30pm

This venue couldn't be easier to find! It's very accessible by motorway from all over the north. Added to this is the friendliness of the venue and the fact that many textile groups meet here. The theme for all this year's World Textile Days is: "WORKING TOGETHER" and we'll reflect this in our exhibition and the main talk of the day

The morning talk is at 11am and is by Jim Gaffney! The talk is called "Many Hands make Light Work" and its a new talk! Jim will be showing how many of his personal favourite textiles have been made, not by one person, but by a whole team. 

In the afternoon at 2pm, one of the traders will give a talk on "One of our favourite textiles" and then there will be time for you to bring along one of your favourite textiles and talk about it.

The day is FREE and the tickets for either the afternoon or the morning session cost just £3 each.

There is plenty of free parking right outside the hall in Frodsham and lots of nice cafes just a short walk away. Teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes will be available and there is plenty of space to catch up with your textile loving friends. As usual the Braid Sociey will be setting up their "have a go" demonstrations in one of the rooms.

More info about all our World Textile Days can be found here

 

6 Oct 2018: World Textile Day West
Show
Saltford Hall, Saltford. Between Bristol and Bath BS31 3BY
Sat 6 Oct 2018, 10am to 4.30pm

 Always our last show of the year and one of the best. The Community Association do everything to help us with publicity and run a great cafe. There are also lots of keen quilters, weavers and general textile lovers around the area, who come to support us.

The theme for all this year's World Textile Days is: "WORKING TOGETHER" and we'll reflect this in our exhibition and the main talk of the day

The morning talk is at 11am and is by Bob Irwin of the African Fabric Shop. This year he will be talking, not about textiles, but about beads. His talk "Beauty and the Bead" shows how beads are made by communities in West Africa.

In the afternoon at 2pm, one of the traders will give a talk on "One of our favourite textiles" and then there will be time for you to bring along one of your favourite textiles and talk about it.

The day is FREE and the tickets for either the afternoon or the morning session cost just £3 each.

There is plenty of free parking right outside the hall. Teas, coffees, sandwiches and cakes will be available and there is plenty of space to catch up with your textile loving friends.

More info about all our World Textile Days can be found here